One of the biggest challenges every pet owner has to deal with on a regular basis has to do with cleaning their cat’s litter and keeping their home smelling fresh.
I love to say it, but you will kiss goodbye to the days when you had to scoop and clean yucky litter boxes. However I don’t recommend kissing your litter tray as it could be toxic!
Although its expensive, the new Litter-Robot connect offers a straightforward proposal every pet owner wouldn’t want to miss out on. Starting at $500, this mechanized litter system will magically transform the chore of constant litter scooping into a breezy task that is as easy as taking out a garbage bag, consider it as a maid cleaning after your cat because you have other things going on.
Wow, a maid that doesn’t ask for an hourly rate? Is it even possible? A simple machine that takes away odor, harmful bacteria and manages your cats litter box on autopilot? Who’s going to say NO to that?
Well, I almost did, and it was because I was skeptical, why?
I’ve reviewed so many of these self cleaning litter boxes, and the truth be told, many of these contraptions clearly have good intentions to help us pet owners. But the truth be told is that they came with their own laundry list of problems to consider.
However, when considering the initial old model of the litter robot it was completely different, and here’s why:
- Extended warranty – If you don’t like it you get your money back
- Invented in America – Everything is just fluid if you have a support question or if you need help setting up they are on it.
- Easy to clean – Every 6 months I spray it down with some soapy water for good measure.
- A SOLID PRODUCT – Yep, this product just works and the online reviews prove it. Sure, some people have had some minor problems but the company’s support is always there to save the day.
- Long-lasting with replaceable parts for longevity – If you are like me and remember the old days when products were meant to last, then you will love this. I still use my old model litter robot, the first-ever model to roll off the production line and its served me well for 6-7ish years I’ve had it.
Not just that, the Litter-Robot also promises to do much more. Owning this mechanized litter box pledges to make the dirtiest part of pet ownership —litter scoping and litter tracking magically go away.
But don’t just take our words for it, read on to see our honest review of the Litter-Robot system and see if it is worth giving a shot.
What is Litter-Robot Connect – Wifi enabled?
The first generation of the Litter-Robot system was produced in 2000 by Auto Pets. As a truly revolutionary and innovative litter box, the Litter-Robot sports a globe-shaped design that makes it adorable. We love the fact that the Litter-Robot is uniquely designed to rotate automatically, making it easy to sift your cat’s litter after use.
Thanks to advancement in technology, the latest edition of the Litter-Robot system which the company calls the Litter-Robot 3 with Connect is designed to perform even better. We love the fact that the Litter-Robot 3 with Connect is Wi-Fi enabled and allow pet owners to monitor the box through a specially designed smartphone app seamlessly.
Featuring a blue night light, noiseless performance, distinctive design and smart home ready features, the Litter-Robot has earned its place as one of the best litter boxes of the future.
Getting started with Litter-Robot
Unlike other conventional litter boxes on the market where you have to take time to assemble and set up, the Litter-Robot system offers some unique propositions we like. To start with, this litter box comes fully assembled and ready to use. This means you wouldn’t spend extra time trying to figure out how to set it up.
And since the litter box comes fully assembled and ready to go, all you have to do is place the ridged rubber mat on the step, proceed to install the draw liner, fill with litter and finally, plug the Litter-Robot in. It’s that simple.
Without a doubt, the Litter-Robot isn’t a compact, so it is going to be a pretty noticeable instalment in a home. Measuring around 30 x 25 x 27 inches, you’ll agree that this litter box with an enormous footprint may not fit into your home.
So, before taking the plunge, make sure you do your due diligence and confirm if you have enough space in your home to fit this litter box. Also, keep in mind that the Litter-Robot functions pretty well when kept away from walls and corners.
How does the Litter-Robot Connect system work?
When it comes to cleaning, the Litter-Robot executes cleaning in two ways. This means you can opt between an auto-clean or manual clean, depending on what works for you.
To start a cleaning cycle, you only have to hit the “cycle” button on the front of the litter box or simply wait for the box to automatically initiate cleaning cycles every time your fur friend uses the litter box.
To optimize the cleaning process, this litter box comes equipped with special sensors that easily detects your cat’s presence. But to work optimally, your cat has to weigh at least 5 lbs.
Once the Litter-Robot automatically detects a cat in the globe, it initiates a 3-15 minutes waiting period. This waiting period is designed to allow the content of the litter box to clump and dry. Once that waiting period elapses, the cleaning cycle automatically starts.
From our test, we found that the litter box works exactly as designed. Compared to other self-cleaning litter boxes that sometimes jam and clog, the Litter-Robot is pretty solid as it doesn’t encounter any of these glitches.
The Litter-Robot has impressive functionality and sifting technology. The process kicks off as soon as the globe starts rotating. This allows the litter to shift and slide, making its way through a specialized sifter. This incredible sifting technology helps separates clean litter from the messy litter, effectively allowing the dirty litter to drop into a waste chamber under the globe.
Top features and benefits of Litter-Robot
If you’re looking for a litter system that makes cleaning your cat’s litter box less of a chore, you’ll not be disappointed to give Litter-Robot a try. But besides making cleaning a hassle-free experience, Litter-Robot offers some fantastic perks pet lovers will love. So, without further ado, here are some of the exciting features and benefits of the Litter-Robot system you should know.
Fully connected litter box
With the Litter-Robot system, you can always stay in the loop with happenings in your cat’s litter box, and that’s because it is a fully connected litter box with a unique smartphone app that makes monitoring and managing your cat litter easy.
While the newly installed Litter-Robot system may be out of sight, it isn’t out of mind. Thanks to its specially designed smartphone app, pet owners using the Litter-Robot can easily check the box waste drawer level from just about anywhere.
With Litter-Robot to the rescue, you can be rest assured that your feline friend always has a clean litter, thanks to the box self-cleaning technology.
Throw the old scooper away
Litter scooping and litter tracking are among some of the most tiring chores every pet owner has to endure. But guess what, all that is now in the past as the new Litter-Robot system handles all of that tasks for you.
With Litter-Robot, cleaning cycles are fully automated, and that’s because the box uses a patented sifting technology that is designed to handle scooping automatically.
All you have to do is to activate push notifications to know exactly when your cat’s litter box requires your attention. Plus, you can also customize alerts, so you stay up to date on when the box is fully functional, the drawer is full, or the unit is offline.
The icing on the cake is that the smartphone app for this litter box allows you to connect Multiple Litter-Robot systems seamlessly. This makes your life a lot easier.
A++ For odor management
Litter odor is one of the biggest challenges facing pet management today. And for cat owners, getting a litter box that keeps odor in control is top on their wishlist.
Thankfully, you don’t have to look too far for a litter box that is great for odor management as the new Litter-Robot 3 Connect does a pretty decent job with odor control.
To start with, this impressive litter box sifts litter waste in a matter of minutes and does a fine job with reducing unpleasant odor in your home.
Designed to keep your home smelling fresh without the annoying litter odor, this litter box features a fully enclosed waste drawer that is easy to empty.
Efficient saves time and money
Like we already mentioned, the Litter-Robot 3 Connect features an impressive patented sifting technology that is uniquely designed to only remove the clumps. With this, the litter box not only preserves clean litter that you can reuse but also saves you time.
If you’re looking to reduce litter usage by almost 50%, you’ll not be disappointed to give this litter box a try. And the best part is that you don’t need any special accessories to keep this litter system running, which is a good thing.
What type of litter is best for the Litter-Robot 3 Connect?
Having looked at all the exciting features and benefits that the Litter-Robot system offers, it’s time to talk about the best litter that works for this box. While some automatic litter boxes like the PetSafe ScoopFree litter box are designed to use a particular type of cat litter or more like a custom litter, the Litter-Robot system works with a few options you can easily find on the market today.
To start with, the Litter-Robot system works perfectly with a hard-clumping litter. So, anything from clumping crystals to clay to biodegradable cat litter should do. That said, please make sure you settle for a litter that creates a cohesive clump.
To be on the safer side, feel free to visit the Litter-Robot website to see what options they have as far as litter is concerned. This should give you a pretty good idea of what works best.
Pros and cons of the Litter-Robot system
By now, you should know that the Litter-Robot system packs a lot of features and impressive benefits you’ll love. But like every litter box on the market, the Litter-Robot system has a few shortcomings you should know before taking the plunge. Here, check out some pros and cons of the Litter-Robot system.
- The litter box’s self-cleaning process means that you’ll never have to worry about scooping ever again.
- It does a pretty decent job with odor management.
- Can be used perfectly with multiple cats
- Doesn’t require additional accessories to work
- Makes caring for your cat easy
- The Litter-Robot system doesn’t come cheap.
- It may leave your cat frightened.
- This type of litter system is susceptible to breakdown.
How much does the Litter-Robot Connect cost?
Like any device designed to take up your daily routines, there is always a potential trade-off, this time a financial one. While a good litter box cost anywhere from $40, the Litter-Robot starts at $500 per piece.
Although this may seem like a lot for a litter box, if you compare it to other automated appliances on the market, you’ll agree that this money isn’t too much to shell out, especially for a litter box that lives up to its promises.
However, you see it; it’s either the Litter-Robot is overwhelmingly overpriced or not too bad for a piece of decent automation tech that takes over your litter cleaning chore.
Is Litter-Robot worth it?
While traditional litter boxes get the job done, it’s almost impossible to leave your cat at home for a few days without coming home to a pile of mess.
But with the Litter-Robot system, you have the peace of mind knowing that you can leave your house for a few days and return to a tidy home that doesn’t require any cleaning.
Plus, if you’re tired of cleaning litter boxes and looking for something that is fully automated, you’ll be happy to give the Litter-Robot 3 Connect a try.
Yes, it is a tad expensive, but guess what, it is absolutely worth giving a try.
Frequently asked questions
Does Litter-Robot work for multiple cats?
Whether you have just one kitten or multiple cats, rest assured that this litter system works flawlessly with multiple cats, so you have nothing to worry about.
Can I use any litter with this box?
This litter box works well with hard clumping litters. So, anything from clay to biodegradable to crystal-based litters should do.
How long does Litter-Robot last?
Thanks to its sophisticated design, this litter box should serve you well for around 5-7 years. With this, you’ll agree that the Litter-Robot is worth every penny and more.
With pet owners on the lookout for quality automated litter boxes, we are absolutely sure that you’ll fall in love with the new Litter-Robot 3 Connect. From pet monitoring to cleaning and more, Litter-Robot is designed to make your job easy.
And if you think that $500 isn’t too much to shell out for a litter box, you’ll not be disappointed to give the new Litter-Robot 3 Connect a try.